Quotes from The Demon's Lexicon

Sarah Rees Brennan ·  336 pages

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“Fear's useless. Either something bad happens or it doesn't: If it doesn't, you've wasted time being afraid, and if it does, you've wasted time that you could have spent sharpening your weapons.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“Some magicians are rich, some are famous, some are stupidly good-looking.'

Jamie gave Nick a rather complicated look.

Nick raised an eyebrow. 'Some of us manage to be stupidly good-looking on our own.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“I have changed my mind. You can help cook by standing in a corner and not touching anything. Do it carefully.
-Nick to Jamie”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“He only shot one person," Nick remarked. "But the night is young." . . .
Forgive him, he has no manners."
I get by on good looks," Nick said.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“I don’t know what I saw. It could’ve been a hallucination. You get those from sniffing glue.”

“You’ve never sniffed glue!”

“I’ve smelled glue,” Jamie said after a pause. “In art class.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon



“The cut in Nick's arm was starting to throb dully with the pressure he was putting on it. He kept looking at Alan. 'How many times have you lied to me?' he asked in a soft voice.

Alan replied, equally softly, 'I've lost count.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“I expected something a little more castle-shaped," said Jamie.
Nothing lasts forever," Nick said. "Except demons, of course."
Has anyone ever told you that you're a charming conversationalist?" Jamie asked.
No," Nick replied honestly.
I cannot tell you how much that surprises me," Jamie told him, and Nick gave him a half smile.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“Get down,' he whispered.
 
'I’m way ahead of you,' Jamie said from the floor.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“On the morning of the fourth day, Jamie tipped a switchblade out of his box of cornflakes.
 
“I think these promotional campaigns have really got out of hand,” he said, freezing with
his hand on the milk carton. “One shiny free knife with every packet of cereal bought is
not a good message to send out to the kiddies.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“I don't really get scared. Want to know what else i don't feel?"
PITY”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon



“He knew her now. She was the weird girl in the class above him, who dyed her hair pink and always wore a lot of pentragrams and crystals. Right now she was also wearing giant chandelier earings and a violent pink T-Shirt that bore the words ROMEO AND JULIET WOULDN'T HAVE LASTED.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“The drab brown front of the house made it look as if it had been built from rusty spare parts. Someone always put lace curtains in the windows of dreary houses, and Nick was unsurprised to see the curtains making their attempts in every window of this place. There was a china garden gnome on the doorstep, wearing a desperate, crazy smile.
"It's not so bad," Alan said.
"You never take me nice places anymore, baby." said Nick, and was mildly gratified by Alan's ring of laughter, like a living bell that had been caught by surprise when it was struck.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“The word 'home', it seemed, once learned, was a hard one to forget.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“Nick could see the gun shaking in Alan's hand now, in tight, terrified spasms. "Last night we put a magician in the river," Alan said, his voice low and intense as if he was making a promise."Maybe we should send you to join him."
"You know the rules," the woman whispered. "Don't shoot the messenger."
Nick interrupted, leaning down to speak in her ear. "Do they say 'Don't cut the messenger in half with your great big sword'?”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“You're dressed for dancing," she said in her throaty stage voice.
"Being undressed for dancing occured to me, but I didn't think Merris would like it.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon



“Nick subjected him to a long, judgmental stare. "There's something very wrong with you," he said at last. "I thought you should know.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“Unfortunately, the headlights of the car were bright enough for them to see Mae's outfit quite clearly.
"Oh my God," said Nick, and shut his eyes. Jamie gave a small, nervous laugh.
"What?" Mae demanded. "Alan told us that we were supposed to dress as we truly are!"
"And you felt that what you truly are is a Christmas tree with too much tinsel." Nick grinned. "Huh.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“He had called girls to him before. There was nothing so easy whether you were walking into a classroom, a club, or down the street. All you had to do was send out the right signals, give her the right look, turn your body the right way, and never for a moment let it cross your mind that she might not be interested.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“Maybe he likes the look of Mae," Nick drawled.

"Don't be ridiculous."

Nick raised his eyebrows. "Does he like the look of Jamie?”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“Remember," he called. "Just be yourself, and everyone will love you!"
Nick rolled his eyes and made a rude gesture, and Alan drove the car away laughing.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon



“Chimes?" Phyllis asked. "Chimes to call a lover? Chimes with the voice of a bird trapped in them? Chimes that play you whatever song you most desire to hear?"
"No thanks," said Nick. "We've got MTV.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“Well, there are always two dancers in two circles," Alan said, and went a little red. "Usually a girl and a guy dancing side by side. It's often couples, because, um - the demons are attracted to strong feelings, and the fever fruit lowers inhibitions, and, er-"It's all very Magical Circle Dancers Gone Wild," Nick interrupted, and tucked his knife away.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“It's the closest place to Exeter they could have chosen," Alan said. "We can pick up Mae and Jamie on the way."
Nick rolled his eyes. "Thrill me, why don't you.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“The girl might have an unsettling crying problem, but she was pure steel.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“Someday we’re going to live in St. Leonard’s and get away from all this.”


“Oh, sure,” said Alan easily. The chili was simmering and he was leaning beside the sink, arms crossed over his thin chest, watching Nick work. “When I win the lottery. Or when we start selling your body to rich old ladies.”


“If we start selling my body to rich old ladies now,” Nick said, “can I quit school?”


“No,” Alan answered with a sidelong smile, warm as a whispered secret. “You’ll be glad you finished school one day. Aristotle said education is bitter, but its fruits are sweet.”


Nick rolled his eyes. “Aristotle can bite me.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon



“Jamie had seen Nick at school, at home, and at the Goblin Market, which meant that Jamie knew him better than anyone but Alan. 

It only now occurred to Nick that he was fairly sure Jamie was scared of him, and here they were stranded together in Salisbury. 

Well, he was helping to save Jamie’s life. Jamie could learn to cope. ”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“Mae’s voice was accusing. “Are you looking down my top?” 

“Well,” Nick said, “it’s a new experience for me.” 

“Oh, really?” 

“Generally girls take their tops off so fast around me,” Nick explained. “It’s hard to get a good down-the-shirt view. Not that I really complain, under the circumstances. Very nice, by the way.” 

Mae looked annoyed for a minute, and then a smile tugged at her mouth, drawing her away into amusement. “Well,” she said, shrugging. “I grew them myself.” ”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“Nick observed the flicker of appreciation in her brown eyes. He wasn’t particularly surprised. She was just the type to like them tall, dark, and carrying a lethal weapon.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


“There isn’t much of a Goth or Wicca scene in Exeter, but I went to a few places I know and asked around. A lot of people wouldn’t talk to me because the Goths think I’m a bit of a baby bat, and the Wiccans think I’m a playgan.”

“People think you’re — a bat,” Nick said slowly. “Well, of course. Many people think I’m a blueberry scone.”
― Sarah Rees Brennan, quote from The Demon's Lexicon


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